edit"The Adored Elder Sister"
The Adored Elder Sister
(憧れの姉さま, Akogare no Nē-sama)
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Previous "My First Friend"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #389 (Watch Online)
Next "Hanabi's Decision"
Japanese December 4, 2014
English June 27, 2017
"The Adored Elder Sister" (憧れの姉さま, Akogare no Nē-sama) is episode 389 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


After Hinata returns from the Academy, she is passionately welcomed by Hanabi, who immediately invites her to play together. Much to the younger Hyūga's dismay, Hinata has to train with her father, therefore disallowing her to spend time with her sister. The next morning, Hanabi and Natsu walk through the village when they witness Naruto being scolded. As she asks her caretaker why Naruto is treated as an outcast, Hanabi is told to stay away from him. Returning home, Hanabi rushes to finish her work. Afterwards, she peeks on Hinata's training session with Neji and witnesses him trying to harm her, only to be stopped by Hiashi who then activates his curse seal. The Hyūga Elder, noticing that Hanabi was peeking earlier, approaches his granddaughter and explains what had happened as well as the destiny of the Branch Family to protect the Byakugan. Following this event, Hiashi becomes Hinata's sparring partner instead. The Elder voices his concern and notes Hinata is not fit to be the clan's heiress. Hanabi later trains hard on her own, causing the Hyūga Elder to notice and inform her father. Fearing Hinata is not strong enough to become the head of the clan, Hiashi arranges a fight between the two sisters to determine which one of them is worthy of inheriting the title. This duel ultimately ends in Hinata's defeat, causing Hanabi to be declared as the clan's new heiress.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Naruto Uzumaki うずまきナルト Uzumaki Naruto Junko Takeuchi 竹内 順子 Takeuchi Junko
Hinata Hyūga 日向ヒナタ Hyūga Hinata Nana Mizuki 水樹 奈々 Mizuki Nana
Hanabi Hyūga 日向ハナビ Hyūga Hanabi Kiyomi Asai 浅井 清己 Asai Kiyomi
Neji Hyūga 日向ネジ Hyūga Neji Kōichi Tōchika 遠近 孝一 Tōchika Kōichi
Hiashi Hyūga 日向ヒアシ Hyūga Hiashi Eizō Tsuda 津田 英三 Tsuda Eizō
Natsu Hyūga 日向ナツ Hyūga Natsu Kana Uetake 植竹 香菜 Uetake Kana
Elder 長老 Chōrō Gorō Sanada 真田 五郎 Sanada Gorō
Shopkeeper 店主 Tenshu Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
Hyūga's Shinobi 日向の忍 Hyūga no Shinobi Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi

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